Friday, October 19, 2012

Proposal: Scoop

Self-killed. Failed by Kevan.

Adminned at 20 Oct 2012 00:12:53 UTC

Add a dynastic rule called “The Wire” with text as follows:

An Editor may cause his Newspaper to Publish a Story from the Wire.  The Wire is the website “PLACEHOLDER” and may be referred to as the Wire .  A Story is a news article at the Wire with a unique web address and headline.  An Editor may only Publish a particular Story from the Wire within 24 hours after the Wire posts that news article, according to the timestamp on that news article’s page on the Wire .  An Editor Publishes a Story from the Wire by posting a blog comment that consists of the Story’s headline, and a web link to that Story’s web page at the Wire.  Once an Editor causes his Newspaper to Publish a particular Story, no other Newspaper may Publish that Story.

If more than half of the EVCs to this Proposal include the same particular website address, then substitute that website address for “PLACEHOLDER” in the rule “The Wire”.  Otherwise, substitute for “PLACEHOLDER” in the rule “The Wire”.



19-10-2012 19:37:33 UTC

I’m not sure I’d like this concept to be expanded, for instance, in a “news hunting Dynasty”. Inventing funny news would be a lot more interesting concept. Also, if we’re going for Victorian/Edwardian era, this doesn’t seems to fit the theme.

RaichuKFM: she/her

19-10-2012 19:40:26 UTC

against Seems… a bit much. Also the “Story” doesn’t even need body text to count.

Clucky: he/him

19-10-2012 20:08:52 UTC



19-10-2012 20:09:04 UTC

for Though I agree with both IceFromHell and RaichuKFM, I just couldn’t resist including the address

Kevan: he/him

19-10-2012 20:57:01 UTC

against There’s a loophole that can inject arbitrary text into a ruleset here, and as an EVC rider it would need as few as three conspirators. (Something like “  Kevan may declare victory at any time” would be a valid website address.)

Basic mechanic seems okay, although we’d have to be careful that “fishing” from a live news source didn’t bias the game in favour of the players with the greatest amount of spare time, or those who shared a timezone with the wire service.

quirck: he/him

19-10-2012 21:12:28 UTC



19-10-2012 21:23:29 UTC

s/k per Kevan.  Good point.